I’ve found another batch of books from my stash that I want to GIVE AWAY.  Hot Diggity!  Another contest is born.

annies-pattern-club-number-43This is Annie’s Pattern Club #43.  In this batch, there are 5 other Annie’s Pattern Club books and a digest sized Red Heart ‘Super Simple Fashions to Knit and Crochet’.  These are all in great condition and in need of a good home.  Could that home be yours??

To win this stash batch, you gotta jump through a hoop or two.  Here’s the contest:

Planning ahead to Christmas.  We have to start now if we want to crochet some great Christmas gifts.  What I want you to do is find a special Christmas themed doily that’s a free pattern somewhere on the internet.  Post a LINK  and the NAME of the doily (if it has a name) in the comment section of this blog article.  In addition, send an email to me (jdwln320@gmail.com) containing your name, snail mail address, and the link to the doily pattern.

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON please!  Any skill level, size, or shape doily is fine so long as it’s Christmas themed.  That would include things like angels and snowmen in addition to Christmas trees, stars, Santa, reindeer, elves, etc.  So, while the category is flexible, it needs to be clearly linked in some manner to Christmas.

Further, I’d LOVE for you to find a doily that is special to YOU and some tradition or heritage shared in your home.  Please include that information – say, you’re of Swedish heritage and you find a doily that contains a traditional Swedish Christmas theme.  Briefly explain the reason the design is special to you so that we’ll all understand.  No need to write a book, here.  Just a brief explanation should suffice.

REMEMBER THAT THE WINNING ENTRY WILL BE DETERMINED BY ME ALONE.  I have my prejudices.  That’s just the way it is. DO NOT SEND THE LINK OR PHOTO IN AN ATTACHMENT.  BE SURE TO PUT ‘CROCHET CONTEST’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE, PLEASE!

Hope I’m not making this too complicated.  It should be FUN rather than work.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you send me.  BTW – a link to an original design of your own is fine.  Does not have to have been previously published on the web.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR EMAIL TO ME!

PLEASE honor design copyright guidelines (laws) and do not link a pattern from a page depicting a published work appearing in a book or magazine – the kind that one can find easily on Russian sites (and others too).  These will be deleted, rendering your entry ineligible. Entries linked from other free pattern sites are fine as are entries from blogs, other websites, and other online sources offering free crochet patterns.

The contest will run from today through Saturday, August 15, 2009.  Winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

By jd wolfe




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13 Comments so far

  1. Michelle M. on July 21, 2009 5:41 am

    My mother taught me to crochet when I was 10. I used to watch her crochet doilies for family & friends. She always said there was nothing more special then a gift that would be treated with special care. To her doilies fit that bill. I was never able to master her skill with fine thread and now my hands make sure that I never will.
    This pattern reminds me of the gifts my mother made from the past down patterns of family members I will never meet.
    http://www.karensvariety.com/CHRISTMAS/FreePatterns/Doily.htm
    My mother died when I was 16 and I keep this pattern link in my favorites folder thinking that one day I may push past the pain in my hands and make it in her honor.

  2. Norma Elkins on July 21, 2009 6:18 am

    This doily is simply entitled Christmas Doily. It’s very beautiful despite the simplicity of its name.
    http://www.karensvariety.com/CHRISTMAS/FreePatterns/Doily.htm
    Tiny URL: http://tiny.cc/a9niF

  3. Kathy Abernathy on July 21, 2009 6:28 am

    I found a cute Christmas doily pattern:

    It is named ‘Christmas Doily’ (I wonder how it would look as an afghan???

    http://www.karensvariety.com/CHRISTMAS/FreePatterns/Doily.htm

  4. BECKY MERRILL on July 21, 2009 8:00 am

    http://www.crochettreasures.com/freepatterns/pineprint.htm
    Pineapple Print Doily.
    I made this for my new SIL for Christmas this year. She loves the pineapple design so I plan to make her at least 2 every year, 1 for her birthday & 1 for Christmas. I am hoping to do her a tablecloth one of these years but am nervous about how it will come out.

  5. Cheryl Godwin on July 21, 2009 9:07 am

    http://www.karensvariety.com/CHRISTMAS/FreePatterns/Doily.htm

    Has a beautiful Christmas Wreath Doily, I have to admire her work because there is no way I am ever going to be able to make something that looks that way out of thread, especially because thread scares me because it is just so small, Oh Well maybe someday I’ll have the guts to try to tackle it.

  6. Cheryl Godwin on July 21, 2009 9:08 am

    Oh Yeah It is Simply Called Christmad Doily.

  7. Karen Bontrager on July 21, 2009 2:27 pm

    Snowman Filet Runner can be found on my website:
    http://www.lacebydesign.com

    I designed it for my DDL and she uses it on her dining room table, or the Navy blue Lazyboy in the living room!

    Thanks. Love your blog.

    KB

  8. Sandy Brown on July 21, 2009 5:59 pm

    I love this one; 10 point pointsettia and you can find it here; http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/grhc/history_culture/textile/olgastolz.html

  9. lee ann beausejour on July 22, 2009 4:42 am

    Poinsettia doily- link is http://www.craftown.com/xmascrochet/pat16.htm

    This is a doily where colors are carried similar to tapestry crochet. I think that it is one I want to do for myself this year.

  10. Linda on August 5, 2009 7:50 am
  11. bcbud on August 5, 2009 3:39 pm

    Christmas Bell Doily
    http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/belldoily.html

    This is not a link; I don’t know how to do that. But it is a pretty doily with Christmas bells. I haven’t made it yet, but am hoping to try this year.

  12. nikki dunithan on August 12, 2009 5:24 pm

    the pattern i have chosen is named madonna and child oval filet:
    there is no direct link so first
    http://web.archive.org/web/20031019180746/http://www.denisecrochets.com/

    then click on:
    [filet charts index] at the top

    the page that comes up is difficult to read but it’s the fifth box down on the left.
    highlighting the page makes it a lot easier to read.

    clicking on the box will take you to the picture and pattern.

    i learned to crochet before i started school, probably around 5. i can remember my mother crocheting whenever she found time.
    the rose, ruffeled, and pineapple doilies she would mostly make to sell, but filet doilies was what she used to protect our furniture at
    home. amazingly my mother never used a printed pattern.
    go mom!!, this one’s for you!

  13. nikki dunithan on August 12, 2009 5:38 pm

    hi karen,
    how do i get the pattern for your Snowman Filet Runner?
    it’s very pretty.
    regards,
    nikki

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